DIRTBAGS by “Chicago”
“Chicago” guides for Kosir’s Rapid Rafts in Wisconsin. Harass him here at [email protected]
BUBBLE STREET by Paul Mason
Mr Mason is a whitewater canoeist and artist who is available for commissioned pieces. His work is at http://bubblestreet.ca/
CAT NIPPED by Beth MacKenney
When she’s not guiding or goofing off with her family on the rivers of Maine, Beth is a self-employed graphic designer (with five cats and an awesome lab!) Here’s her woefully no updated website: http://www.berrygraphics.com
BAD GUIDE JOKES by regular dirtbags
As you can see, we serve em up unedited… Hah! Message us on our Facebook page to see YOUR guide joke
DIRTBAGS OF HISTORY by o.g. wallace
Mr Wallace travels the world of whitewater, residing wherever he lays his helmet. You’ll have to swim to message him.
DIDNT MEME NO HARM by Guy DeBag
Guy (pronounced GHEE) prefers his ancestral home, Bag End, and raft paddling his double IK. He can be reached there by messaging Douche Bag Paddlers on Facebook. Look em up.
WHITEWATER WORD GAMES
Message us the answers on our Facebook page for a chance to win a free DBP sticker.
_._.N._._._ : they call em duckies out East, but this in the Midwest
_._._._.E._ : a piece of rafting gear that retired long ago.
_._._._._._._._._ : another word for WALLACE, in reference to flipping a load of custys
River of the DBWorld:
_._._._ : They will be racing the upper stretches of this gem today!
LAST WEEK’S ANSWERS:
RIVER QUOTES ~ great quotes from around the world.
“A good river is nature’s life work in song.”
Mark Helprin, Freddy and Fredericka
DIRTBAG EVENTS CALENDAR
ALF is going off all week long!! We do what we do best! Paddle, party, and spread LOVE in the most disorganized fashion, when Open boaters gather in Tennessee for Ain’t Louie Fest 2015. Hook up with DBP Admins Taz, Wes, Holly, and more we’re sure cuz the SE is DBP! IS THERE ANYTHING MORE DIRTBAG THAN A WEEK OF CREEK?
“There ain’t a press release, ain’t a schedule, ain’t an organizing committee, ain’t any rules,” writes Paul Mason, “but March 14-22 features the best and biggest crowd of open boats you’ll ever see creeking.’
The unofficial O.U.T. (Only the Upper Tellico) race is by far the WALLACE highlite of the extended weekend. PM continues, “Someone said that from a distance, it looked like skittles falling down stairs.” Baby Falls here we come!!! Look for the DBP banner and come say hey!
WHAT’S RUNNING STRONG THIS WEEKEND IN MURICA?
The Tellico is Jelly, Yo! If you open boat and you Ain’t Louie Festin’, then we ain’t sure why you ain’t!! Cheers to the SE!!
Please support our brothers & sisters at American Whitewater as they fight to protect OUR rights as boaters. They have the best free page of river gauges of America out there. www.americanwhitewater.org
Have a great week everyone! And remember, DBP MAGAZINE ONLINE’s mission statement:
“We exist to share stories of paddlers of all disciplines from all over the world; to interview icons and play makers in the paddling community and whitewater industry; to preserve the stories of our collective history; to raise awareness of and to protect our rivers and resources; to promote whitewater festivals and events; to report on competitions and competitors in the race community; to give a home to the artistic side of paddling in poetry, artwork, music, comics, and humor; to be inclusive not exclusive, to preach unity and support, safety and camaraderie; to break down the barriers that separate society; to have a global outlook with a local feel; and to celebrate the Dirtbag Lifestyle!”
So get out there, be awesome, and make this world a better place!!